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I went on line to check my e-mail this morning. I was surprised to see about 20 returned mail/spam notifications originating from my address. Most were to addresses in Russia, ...
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- 04-05-2008 #1
spam from my e-mail?
I'm wondering if my computer has been compromised or if some third party spoofed my e-mail address. What do I look for and how would I fix it? I'm running Fedora Core Linux 6.
- 04-06-2008 #2
- 04-06-2008 #3
Basically, your right, your email was spoofed in order to make it look like it came from yourself. All in an effort to get you to click on it. I simply delete these on sight, without bothering to investigate.
- 04-06-2008 #4
I did run chrootkit and found nothing. The 'returned' emails had attachments in hexadecimal - maybe a viral payload.
I also learned about one Windows email virus, KLEZ.H, that adds in an email address from the victim's address book when it spreads itself, to spoof where it comes from. I guess I'd better go check Dad's Vista machine soon.